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Pmedic920

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Anybody recognize this.?

It was one of my most anticipated toys ever.
I also loved me some HotWheels, I had all of the originals and wish I still had them.

regardless of your current age, what was your favorite toy as a kid?

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M92PV4U

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My dad taught us gun safety as soon as we could pull the trigger. We always wore safety or plastic sunglasses and I have had a ricochet hit my safety glasses and leave a dent in them.
 

Pmedic920

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My dad taught us gun safety as soon as we could pull the trigger. We always wore safety or plastic sunglasses and I have had a ricochet hit my safety glasses and leave a dent in them.
I was only attempting humor, comment wasn’t intended as any kind of put down, or anti gun sentiment.
have you seen the movie?
 

M92PV4U

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I was only attempting humor, comment wasn’t intended as any kind of put down, or anti gun sentiment.
have you seen the movie?

I knew that you weren't putting me down. I have seen the movie. It was always hard to believe a bb could ricochet and hit me in the eye until it happened.
 

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I REALLY wanted a hatchet for my 5th birthday, after my mom decided that probably wasn't the greatest idea, I got a bb gun. I used the shit out of it, but I was always more into shit with wheels. I was freaking obsessed with BMX as a kid. I need to get another bike. I had a nice simple single speed hard tail that I used ride with my oldest son. Haven't replaced it yet.

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Pmedic920

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I REALLY wanted a hatchet for my 5th birthday, after my mom decided that probably wasn't the greatest idea, I got a bb gun. I used the shit out of it, but I was always more into shit with wheels. I was freaking obsessed with BMX as a kid. I need to get another bike. I had a nice simple single speed hard tail that I used ride with my oldest son. Haven't replaced it yet.

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“BMX” wasn’t a thing when I was a kid, but I did want and eventually get one of these, mine was green and called the Pea Picker.
you should see what originals are selling for.

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I also loved me some HotWheels, I had all of the originals and wish I still had them.

regardless of your current age, what was your favorite toy as a kid?

I still have most of my hot wheels :emb:They are in a box and haven't been unpacked in years. I keep thinking I'm going to build some kind of display case for some of the cooler ones but it never happens.

HO train set- my dad and I built a pretty neat table/setup we added to over the years. No pics :/
 

Pmedic920

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I still have most of my hot wheels :emb:They are in a box and haven't been unpacked in years. I keep thinking I'm going to build some kind of display case for some of the cooler ones but it never happens.

HO train set- my dad and I built a pretty neat table/setup we added to over the years. No pics :/

actually there are some very reasonable cases available for purchase..
show you HotWheels some love and get them displayed.
Some are quite valuable on the collector’s market
 

vetteboy79

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I had this set called Gearopolis:

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You built a framework, and then could put gears of all different styles and sizes on it, connect them in different ways (straight, bevel, belt/chain, eccentric rod, etc). I learned all about gear ratios, stacking multiple reduction (or increasing) sets, building the fastest output set I possibly could, and then the slowest (and learning that when you try to block that slow gear with something, shit breaks)...

No surprise that I've also been into automotive stuff ever since, went to school for mechanical engineering, and ended up working for an industrial gearbox manufacturer and power transmission company for almost 14 years.

Every now and then I'll check eBay to see if a set pops up, I'd love to give one to my nephew in a few years, mostly because I'd enjoy helping him to learn from it and I'd like to play with it again :)
 
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I REALLY wanted a hatchet for my 5th birthday, after my mom decided that probably wasn't the greatest idea, I got a bb gun. I used the shit out of it, but I was always more into shit with wheels. I was freaking obsessed with BMX as a kid. I need to get another bike. I had a nice simple single speed hard tail that I used ride with my oldest son. Haven't replaced it yet.

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There's some really cool, good quality 24", 26"& 29" sized modern and retro BMX bikes being made nowadays, it'd be a badass hardtail cruiser IMHO,
 

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We had Matchbox cars, Popsicle sticks and a spoon to dig with. Then we had Hot Wheels and the big orange track,then we moved on to slot car racing, 4 lanes of it! Then we had mini bikes, go carts and an old motorcycle, then we found girls......
 

woods

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Got one in the closet by the front door. Wife uses it to annoy the squirrels. :D


Mine would be,


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GT Performer

Also had a red rider and did get a ricochet of the bottom of a coke can to the nose :laughing:

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woods

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Aurora AFX slot cars. ho trains
and evil kenevil stunt set.

Still have my HO trains. Grampa was an engineer for a railroad and had a giant set. I inherited them. I have four shipping crates of trains. Probably close to 10,000.
 

rugger

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Anybody recognize this.?

It was one of my most anticipated toys ever.
I also loved me some HotWheels, I had all of the originals and wish I still had them.

regardless of your current age, what was your favorite toy as a kid?

I forgot all about that. I had one of those. :smokin:

Favorite toys - hmmmm, I loved my bikes. They made me mobile and still provided transportation when I was grounded from my 3-wheeler. :laughing:
I loved Lincoln logs when I was young. We also had a huge plastic brick set. I liked building with them. My parents weren't big on buying a bunch of stuff. So, the stuff I inherited from my brothers I liked. The 3-wheeler was the first big and only big thing that we ever got. I wore the dang tires off of it several times.
 

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You spoiled bastards. We nailed an old skate to a board to make a skateboard. That’s how we had to roll as kids.:stirthepot:
 

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“BMX” wasn’t a thing when I was a kid, but I did want and eventually get one of these, mine was green and called the Pea Picker.
you should see what originals are selling for.

I have my dad's orange crate.


Legos and hot wheels were my go to toys. I did a lot of drawing, and painting too. By middle school I had gotten into skateboarding and dirt bikes.
 
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Pmedic920

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I have my dad's orange crate.


Legos and hot wheels were my go to toys. I did a lot of drawing, and painting too. By middle school I had gotten into skateboarding and dirt bikes.

Go look on eBay, those things are listed for insane prices. Especially if they are in good original condition. Parts bikes are high too.
I’m not suggesting you sell yours, I’m suggesting you take care of it, maybe restore it.
mine as a kid was the green pea picker, think I saw one of those listed over 3k.

I have absolutely no idea what ever happened to mine.
we moved a lot when I was a kid, and I bounced between my mom and Grandparents a few times, I’m sure my mother probably tossed it at some point.
 
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